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Topic: Where is a good place to get cups and balls
Message: Posted by: steampunkmagician (Oct 7, 2014 08:47AM)
Can any one tell me a good place to get cups and balls, loads, etc.... for collecting as well as performance? I am looking for all types, as well as all different types of loads
Message: Posted by: Pete Biro (Oct 7, 2014 10:45AM)
RNT2 :cups:
Message: Posted by: Dougini (Oct 7, 2014 12:42PM)
Hi steampunkmagician! Welcome to the Café! :)

Yeah. I'm with Pete! Best source ever!


Message: Posted by: 55Hudson (Oct 7, 2014 12:47PM)
Yep. RNT

Message: Posted by: Tom Fenton (Oct 7, 2014 12:55PM)
Colin Rose in the UK.

Message: Posted by: john wills (Oct 7, 2014 02:21PM)
If you're really in Steampunk, go to the site of AETHERWERK (Berlin - Germany).
> Galery and look for Bracer.
He can also create beautiful cups, made from leather!
Message: Posted by: David Callis (Oct 14, 2014 01:37PM)
I just purchased a set of combo cups from RNT2. Can't wait to get them. So far the service has been great. I'll post more when they arrive.
Message: Posted by: BCS (Oct 14, 2014 05:01PM)
David... Good luck with your new Cups!
Message: Posted by: David Callis (Oct 14, 2014 07:27PM)
Thanks BCS. It was your review that finally pushed me over the edge.
Message: Posted by: BCS (Oct 15, 2014 03:06PM)
David... Cool, I am glad that I was helpful.

Will you keep them shiny or let them turn brown?

Take care,
Message: Posted by: BeThePlunk (Oct 15, 2014 07:05PM)
RNT2 is awesome. But I wouldn't trade my Johnson brass either.
Message: Posted by: David Callis (Oct 15, 2014 10:50PM)
Right now I'm thinking about keeping them shiny. I work with copper on a daily basis outside of magic, and I love bright new copper. How often do I need to polish the cups to keep them bright?
Message: Posted by: BCS (Oct 16, 2014 09:05AM)
David... The best way to keep them bright and shiny is to give them a good polishing with FLITZ or another like product and then apply some wax.

Good luck,
Message: Posted by: David Callis (Oct 16, 2014 10:01AM)
Thanks Bruce. What kind of wax?
Message: Posted by: BCS (Oct 16, 2014 11:32AM)
David... I have used many waxes over the years to keep Cups shiny or to protect a state of patina that I like. I keep using Renaissance Wax that Bri Watson turned me on to. It is used by museums and for antique restoration. Another is Mother's Carnauba Wax, however some car waxes have added cleaners that can mess with a patina you might want keep.

The good thing about better Cups is that you really have to work at destroying them... don't be afraid to try things and if you have a concern... Contact Donnie at RNT2.

Message: Posted by: Theodore Lawton (Oct 21, 2014 02:13AM)
Brett Sherwood is worth a look as well. Great service. I purchased a straight set of balls from him that I really like. If I had the money I'd get a set of cups from him too.